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Green Neon Tetra
2008-05-01 00:19:01

The Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans), is a freshwater fish of the characin family Characidae of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. This fish is similar in appearance to the closely-related and better-known neon tetra, but it is slightly smaller and its red patch is less pronounced, while the blue-green areas of the upper body...

2008-04-28 18:03:34

The Limpkin (Aramus guarauna), commonly known as Carrao, Courlan, or Crying Bird, is a bird that is found in marshes with some trees or scrub in the Caribbean, South America and southern Florida, USA. The Limpkin is 26inches long with a 40 inch wingspan. It is drably plumaged brown with a grayer head and neck. It has long legs and neck, and a long, yellowish bill. It feeds on small aquatic...

2007-10-23 14:17:18

The Guanaco (Lama guanicoe), is a camelid animal native to South America. They are found in the higher plateaus of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. They are more numerous in the Patagonian regions of Chile and Argentina's National Parks. Some places are overpopulated by guanacos, and overall they are most numerous in Peru. When Europeans first arrived in South America, there were an...

Lesser Grison
2007-08-23 04:52:24

The Lesser Grison (Galictis cuja), is an animal that belongs to the ferret family Mustelidae. It is native to South America and is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Paraguay.

2007-08-15 11:07:59

The Tayra (Eira barbara), is an omnivorous animal from the weasel family Mustelidae. It is the only species in the genus Eira. Tayras live in the tropical forests of Central and South America. In Central America it is known as the Tolomuco. They live in hollow trees, burrows in the ground, or nests of tall grass. They eat mainly fruit, but also carrion, small mammals and birds. Tayras have...

2007-07-16 14:22:00

The Oncilla, Leopardus tigrinus, also known as the Little Spotted Cat or Tiger Cat, is a close relative of the Ocelot and Margay. The Oncilla's habitat is the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are nocturnal cats. The Oncilla grows to about 18 - 24 inches with a 10 - 20 inch tail. Although they are somewhat larger than domestic cats, the Oncilla is slightly lighter,...

Coypu Nutria
2007-06-25 10:14:13

The Coypu or Nutria, Myocastor coypus, is a large, crepuscular, semi-aquatic rodent native to South America. However, it is now present in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. In most regions the coypu is considered a pest. In eastern Europe and Central Asia, however, it is still valued for its fur. It is the only species in the genus Myocastor and is sometimes given its own family:...

2007-06-25 08:43:09

The Pudú, Pudu pudu, is considered to be the world's smallest deer. It is native to Argentina and Chile in South America. There are two recognized subspecies - the Northern Pudú and the Southern or Chilean Pudú. Both species are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss from human agriculture and land development. The Northern Pudu stands about 12 to 14 inches at the shoulder and...

Common Hatchetfish
2007-06-24 20:04:09

The Common Hatchetfish or River Hatchetfish, Gasteropelecus sternicla, is a tropical fish belonging to the freshwater Hatchetfish family (Gasteropelecidae). Originating in the South America in the Peruvian and middle Amazon, the Guianas and Venezuela, it grows to about 2.5 inches (6.5 cm). The fish gets its name from its relatively large protruding belly which resembles a hatchet. Hatchetfish...

Thorny catfish
2007-04-19 10:20:38

Thorny catfish, Raphaels, or Talking catfish are a family, Doradidae, of catfishes native to South America, primarily in Brazil, Peru, and the Guianas. There are approximately 35 genera and 90 species. Typical features of the family are a row of armored plates laterally along the body (known as scutes) often with spike like extensions along the center of the plates, three pairs of barbels...

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.